- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 1 - 2 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Darcey Bussell's English Rose is a shrub rose cultivar bred by David Austin. It was introduced in 2006 and has a distinctive crimson-pink color and strong fragrance. The rose has a compact, bushy growth habit and is suitable for use in borders or as a cut flower. It is hardy and disease resistant and has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Darcey Bussell's English Rose is known for its fruity fragrance and repeat blooming.
Darcey Bussell is generally resistant to disease, making it easier to care for. It is not susceptible to black spot and powdery mildew, like other rose varieties. Overall, it is a low-maintenance plant that can provide long-lasting beauty in the garden.
Darcey Bussell English Rose Care
This rose will thrive in full sun and can tolerate various soil types as long as they are well draining. Preparing the soil by adding compost or well-rotted manure is an excellent idea to improve its fertility and structure. When planting, be sure to dig a large hole to accommodate the root ball and provide plenty of room for the roots to grow. Water the plant thoroughly after planting and continue to water it regularly, especially during dry periods. To conserve moisture, it is helpful to mulch around the base of the plant. Fertilizing with a balanced rose food or a combination of organic and synthetic fertilizers can help promote healthy growth and abundant blooms. Fertilize the plant every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. The pH of the soil should be neutral to slightly acidic and can be adjusted with the addition of sulfur or lime if necessary.
Pruning is essential to keep this rose healthy and encourage new growth. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Remove dead, diseased, and damaged canes, as well as any canes that are growing inward or crossing over other canes. Remove up to one half of the plant’s height, cutting just above a leaf node. When pruning, use clean, sharp tools to avoid damage.
Darcey Bussell English Rose Spacing
When planting Darcey Bussell's English Rose, it is important to allow enough space for the plant to grow and spread. The exact spacing will depend on the size of the plant and the planting location, but a general rule of thumb is to allow at least 2-3 feet of space between plants. This will allow enough room for the roots to spread and for the plant to grow fully without becoming overcrowded.
Darcey Busssell English Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 1 - 2 Feet|
|Mature Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Description: N/A|
|Bloom Period: N/A|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: N/A|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: David Austin Roses|
|Common Name: Darcey Busssell English Rose|
|Other Name(s): Darcey Busssell English Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa Darcey Bussell|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.